Taliban releases two detainees in Kabul

Taliban releases writer Zakaria Osuli and women’s rights activist Nargis Sadat

The Taliban has released a researcher and writer, Zakaria Osuli, and a women’s rights activist, Nargis Sadat, on Monday, sources confirmed to KabulNow. The two detainees spent two months in Taliban’s captivity and were both arrested from the capital Kabul.

Zakaria Osuli, a researcher and writer, who is known for his cultural activities, had been arrested from Khairkhana neighborhood of Kabul for unknown reasons two months ago. His relatives confirmed that he was released on Monday.

Osuli suffered kidney diseases but sources close to him confirmed that he had a “relatively good” health condition now.

Another source confirmed the release of Nargis Sadat, a women’s rights activist who was arrested by the Taliban from Kabul’s Pul-e-Surkh neighborhood two months ago.

She is a women’s rights activist and a member of Afghanistan’s Powerful Women Movement.

The Taliban have not commented regarding the release of the two detainees.

This comes as the Taliban continues to arrest and detain university lecturers, and civil activists for speaking out against the group. In latest case, the group’s forces arrested a writer and teacher, Mohammad Kazim Amini, in the northern Faryab province on Sunday.